Is the Canberra cold getting you down?
Heat up with some of the happiest hours around town.
Where we’re going, we don’t need full priced drinks! That’s right, everyone’s favourite 80’s themed karaoke bar has joined in on the happy hour specials from Monday to Saturday from 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Their $5 beers or $10 Margarita Slushie or on tap Sex on the Beach cocktail will surely give you something to sing about!
88mph | 8/10 Hobart Place, City | https://88mph.bar/
Warmth is required on these cold Canberra nights, and nothing will bring the vibes of a warm Spanish Caribbean inspired casual restaurant situated right on the Kingston Foreshore. Betti Bravo’s is a cacophony of coloured wood, palm prints and flamingos, and its brings the heat with their Taco Tuesdays! Between 6.00pm and 9.00pm on Tuesdays you can devour some delicious $5 tacos, plus sip some sweet as drink specials.
Betti Bravo’s | 6/2 Trevillian Quay, Kingston | www.bettibravos.com.au
88mph’s sister sports bar is helping weary workers clock off with a 4.00pm to 6.00pm daily happy hour. During this time frame you can kick back and watch a few games over a $6 Cricketers Arms Pale Ale or Lager, an $8 Asahi Super Dry of Asahi Black beer, and $10 wings for the ultimate in sports bar treats.
Bleachers | 33 Northbourne Ave, City | www.bleachers.bar
Looking for some liquid fuel to keep you going? You will be quite surprised to know that you don’t have to look much further than Grease Monkey – the old mechanic’s garage in Braddon that sells mouth-watering burgers and fried food. Turning food and drink into a hip night venue is not an easy task, but Grease Monkey brings the big guns with some awesome week specials. From 4.00pm to 6.00pm Monday and Friday you can score $5 beers, wines and spirits, $10 cocktails, and $20 jugs, and all day on Sunday you can relax with $5 schooners or $8 pints. And that’s not at all! Proving themselves to be the kings of the jungle, you can score a free beverage with every burger purchase all day on Tuesdays.
Grease Monkey’s | 19 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | www.greasys.com.au
Feeling the Canberra cold a bit too much recently? Well inject some tropical vibes into your evenings by heading down to the paradise of Kokomo’s for their ‘Snappy Hour(s)’ From Monday to Thursday from 4.30pm you can get yourself a $4.50 house spirit, schooner or house wine and at 5.30 those drinks jump up to $5.50. It’s a great way to have your very own staycation.
Kokomo’s | 1 Genge Street, City | facebook.com/pg/kokomoscbr
Wine lovers are well-aware of the boutique New Acton darling Parlour and the relaxing yet elegant experience a night here can conjure, but did you know Parlour is serving up some delights with their own twist on happy hour? Every day between 12pm and 3pm you can sip on a house sparkling, red, or white wine for $2 with any lunch dish, or give in to a house beer for $4, but on Friday afternoons between 3pm and 7pm you can really set your weekend off right with bottomless Bellini cocktails and a cheese platter or charcuterie board for $30! Now that is getting a bit fancy!
Parlour Wine Room | 16 Kendall Lane, Acton | www.parlour.net.au
Have a looooong week? Make it a bit shorter by showing up at Shorty’s for their weekday happy hours! From 4pm to 6pm you can score all schooner tap beers and house wines for $5 and if you happen to be there on Thursdays you are there you can try out their Monster Burger challenge, which is a giant 1.5kg beef burger that must be consumed in 45minutes to be immortalised on the Shorty’s wall as a Monster Burger champion!
Shorty’s | 29 Garema Place, City | www.shortysbar.com.au
Siren Bar and Restaurant
Looking for somewhere to go with a great contemporary menu and relaxed atmosphere that won’t cost you an arm and leg? Well Gunghalin’s premier bar and restaurant Siren might just be the place for you. Between 6.00pm and 9.00pm Sundays to Thursdays you can get an amazing dinner and drink meal – On Sundays you can score $12.50 schnitzels, Monday’s you can score a $!5 pizza and a pint, on Tuesdays a $20 schnitty with pizza topping a drink, on Wednesdays a $20 pie or pasta with a drink, and on Thursdays a $20 steak and chips, salad and a drink. Classic pub style food to keep you warm this winter!
Siren’s Bar and Restaurant | 30 Anthony Rolfe Ave, Gunghalin | www.sirenbar.com.au
Swan and King
Feel like a king in the Rex’s hotel intimate new restaurant Swan and King. With panoramic views of the city and an open-air balcony, Swan and King is offering $12 classic cocktails every Thursday from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, and add on a King Ludwig’s pizza for $12 to tempt your taste buds as well!
Want to check out the new digs? HerCanberra is hosting the launch of both Swan and King and The Howling Moon with their exclusive party Tame the Wild. Celebrations start from 7.00pm on Friday 27th July and you can get heaps more information about the event here.
Swan and King | Canberra Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon | www.swanandking.com.au
Even if you are feeling the winter chills, it’s always sunny at The Dock with their Monday to Friday happy hours. From Monday to Thursday you can get $5 house wine, bubbly or tap beer between 5pm and 6pm, and on Fridays The Dock hosts “Benny’s Beer of Fortune Happy Hour” where a Dock patron is picked from the crowd to spin a special wheel in the bar. Whatever the number it lands on is the percentage off drinks between 5.00pm and 6.00pm. That means you could score 5% off, or up to 40% off! Get spinning this weekend!
The Dock | 7/81 Giles Street, Kingston | www.thedockkingston.com.au
The Howling Moon
If you’re looking for a new watering hole then you’ve found it at The Howling Moon! Located at the Canberra Rex hotel, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm on Wednesdays you can run wild with $5 house wine and beer or $12 for a classic cocktail. The Howling Moon also offers a delicious new meal deal as well, serving up San Choy Bites for $12 on Wednesdays as well.
And if you want to check out this awesome new magical venue and howl at the moon, check out the HerCanberra’s Tame the Wild party, launching the Rex hotel’s The Howling Moon and Swan and King on Friday 27th July at 7.00pm. Find out more information about the event here.
The Howling Moon | Canberra Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon | www.thehowlingmoon.com.au
Treehouse Bar is still the Darling of Northbourne Avenue with its gorgeous light up tree, Thursday afternoon beer pong tournaments, and “Dripping in Gold” Saturday evening events, but its also got itself an awesome happy hour during the week for those looking to come in from the cold. Every Wednesday to Friday from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, ALL DRINKS are half price! That’s right – ALL DRINKS! And with $8 tasting nibblies, you must be swinging mad to miss out!
Treehouse Bar | 32 Northbourne Ave, City | www.treehousebar.com.au
Young and Frisky
Feeling a little up to no good? Young and Frisky have got you with their awesome happy hour deals that stretch all across the week! From Monday to Wednesday to Saturday between 4.00pm to 6.00pm if the Young and Frisky happy hour, with drinks sitting at $5. On Sundays you can also eat all the wings you could possibly sink your teeth into because between 11.00am and 9.00pm you’re look at 50cent wings all day. You’ll be flying!
Young and Frisky | The Marketplace, Gunghalin | www.youngandfrisky.com.au